The BEST Episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2020
With the Fire Nation on the brink of global domination, a young girl and her brother discover a 12-year old Airbender who reveals himself as the Avatar. Will this irresponsible kid accept his destiny in time to save the world?
#1 - Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 19, 2008
Aang defeats the Fire Lord by bending the elements within the Fire Lord and removing his fire bending abilities. After Zuko is taken down protecting Katara from Azula, Katara fights and manages to restrain Azula. Afterwards, Zuko is crowned Fire Lord and promises a better future for the world. Aang takes his place as the next Avatar, changing his attire in the process. Katara finally shows her love for Aang as they kiss in the last scene.
#2 - The Siege of the North (2)
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 2, 2005
Aang returns from the spirit world to a big surprise. Meanwhile, Zhao and his forces continue to press deeper into the Northern Water Tribe. What could possibly stop the fire nation from destroying this tranquil region? If Zhao has his way, nothing. Also, Iroh makes a powerful stand and Zuko struggles to keep his plan intact.
#3 - Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 19, 2008
Sokka, Suki, and Toph try to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet. Meanwhile, Zuko and Azula duel in an Agni Kai and Aang confronts the Fire Lord. On the verge of losing, Aang gets hit in the back of his scar which sends him into the Avatar State.
#4 - The Crossroads of Destiny
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 1, 2006
Everyone races against time to stop Azula's sinister plan. Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source. Aang's destiny hangs in the balance - and so does Zuko's, as Iroh tells him "it is time to choose."
#5 - Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 19, 2008
Aang struggles to decide whether or not he has to kill the Fire Lord and, during the night, is drawn toward an island which disappears before morning. Zuko leads the rest of the group to the Earth Kingdom to meet a tracker whom they hope can find Aang. The Fire Lord crowns himself Phoenix King and Aang awakens on the island not knowing where he is.
#6 - The Siege of the North (1)
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 2, 2005
In the first half of the two-part season finale, Zhao begins to launch his attack against the Northern Water Tribe. As the walls of the prestiged city begin to fall, the Avatar taps into the spirit world and seeks the help of one of the oldest spirits, in hopes of saving one of the most prominent areas of the world.
#7 - The Blind Bandit
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2006
In search for an Earthbending teacher for Aang, the kids go to an underground Earthbending tournament called Earth Rumble 6, where they encounter Toph (aka the Blind Bandit), a blind, but powerful Earthbending girl. After seeing her unique style of Earthbending, Aang wants Toph to become his teacher, but there are complications with Toph's family.
#8 - The Boiling Rock (2)
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 14, 2008
Zuko and Sokka make new plans to break out of the prison with Suki, Sokka's father and some others while a shocking twist leaves Azula none to happy with her two closest friends.
#9 - The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 30, 2007
As the invasion force fights their way to the Fire Nation capital, the kids help Aang to find the Fire Lord in time for the eclipse. But there are a few surprises. Zuko confronts his father and tells him that he's going to join the Avatar.
#10 - The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 2007
The day of the eclipse has arrived, and the invasion force gathers together to make last preparations. They infiltrate the island and the battle begins. Meanwhile, Aang searches for the Firelord.
#11 - The Avatar and the Firelord
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 2007
The tale of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin is revealed to Aang and Zuko by different sources. Both learn about themselves and are shown the origins of the war.
#12 - The Western Air Temple
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 14, 2007
Aang and the group arrive at the Western Air Temple, with Zuko in pursuit. Zuko only wishes to be accepted, and help the Avatar, but will the group allow him to teach Aang firebending?
#13 - The Blue Spirit
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 17, 2005
While Aang, Katara and Sokka are traveling, Sokka gets a fever. Katara and Aang try to help Sokka, when only Katara catches the fever. It's up to Aang to go up on his own to save his two friends.But before he can get the medicine he is captured by the newly promoted Admiral Zhao and put in Zhao's fortress.Will Aang save Sokka and Katara in time?And who is this strange figure wearing a blue demonic looking mask?
#14 - The Puppetmaster
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 9, 2007
The gang investigates the bizarre disappearances taking place within an eerie town.
#15 - Appa's Lost Days
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 13, 2006
In this special episode, we flash back to the moment Appa was stolen, find out where he has gone, who he has met along the way, and—most importantly—where he is now.
#16 - Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 19, 2008
While on the island, Aang seeks guidance from his past lives, but is not pleased with what he is told. The island, in fact, turns out to be a lion turtle from which Aang is given the guidance he had been seeking. After the tracker is unable to track Aang, the rest of the group decide they must find Iroh. Meanwhile, while tracking down Iroh, the group meets up with The Order of the White Lotus, a group that transcends the division of the four nations. After a discussion with Iroh the team decides to split up: Sokka, Suki, and Toph head to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet, the masters head to reclaim Ba Sing Se, and Katara, Zuko, and Appa head to defeat Azula.
#17 - Zuko Alone
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 12, 2006
Zuko travels by himself to an Earth Kingdom town were he meets a local boy. The two almost become friends, meanwhile Zuko suffers from flashbacks of his past.
#18 - The Northern Air Temple
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 4, 2005
When Aang and his friends hear rumors about surviving airbenders, they decide to stop by the Northern Air Temple on their way to the North Pole to see for themselves. What they find is a bunch of people who are not airbenders, but have mastered the art of gliding; though this upsets Aang because they have been defacing the temple. However, there was one part of the temple where nobody has been able to enter, and what Aang and his friends discover inside spells oncoming conflict.
#19 - Lake Laogai
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 3, 2006
Aang and his friends continue to search for Appa and, unbeknownst to them, they aren't the only ones looking for him. During their search, the kids meet up with Jet, whom they are understandably reluctant to trust. The kids soon realize that the Dai Li are doing their best to thwart the kids efforts to find Appa. Meanwhile, Uncle Iroh is offered his own tea shop in the upper ring, and Zuko discovers the avatar is in the city.
#20 - The Southern Raiders
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 17, 2008
Katara decides to confront the Fire Nation soldier responsible for her mother's death. Aang tries to talk her out of it, and Katara later realizes he was right and learns a lesson about life and herself.
#21 - The Drill
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 15, 2006
Having made it to the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, the kids confront a Fire Nation army that is driving a massive Fire Nation drill, which poses an imminent threat to the last Earth Kingdom stronghold. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh make crucial mistakes which begin to attract Jet's suspicions.
#22 - Sokka's Master
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 2007
Feeling as though he isn't contributing enough to the group, Sokka seeks out an elusive swordsmaster from whom he can learn the ways of the blade.
#23 - The Ember Island Players
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 18, 2008
A play recounting the gang's adventures does not sit well with Aang and his friends, except for Toph who enjoys it very much. Meanwhile, Aang confesses his love to Katara, but the response is ambiguous.
#24 - Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 15, 2005
To contact the spirit of the previous Avatar, Aang must reach a temple in the Fire Nation before the sun sets on the following day. There he will learn what he must do to restore balance to the world. Zuko must defy his banishment to follow Aang.
#25 - The Guru
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 1, 2006
Aang receives guidance from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple; Sokka is reunited with his long-lost father; Princess Azula has something diabolical in store for her enemies; Uncle and Zuko run their own tea shop.